Our Top 5 Garden Games
Posted: July 05, 2018
Categories: Outdoor Lifestyle
There’s nothing quite like a garden game, is there? What else offers the whole family so many hours of fun and helps create no end of happy memories? In fact, when you think about it, outdoor games benefit us a lot more than we think. They give us the chance to learn invaluable life skills, such as how to win, lose and follow rules, as well as the freedom to breathe in fresh air and get a bit of exercise, all within the safe confines of the family home. Giant outdoor games also provide us with a golden opportunity to spend quality time with family, friends and neighbours, and help us forget the mundane and the stressful for a few hours, at least.
Garden games’ appeal often spans the generations, reminding us adults of our own childhoods, yet always teaching us something new. They are as addictive as games consoles, yet better by far for both body and mind. They can be relaxing or nerve-wracking, their outcome decided by strategy or chance, yet one thing is common to them all, without any exception: they are great fun!
Here at Shedstore, we love garden games and, following a brief discussion in the office and warehouse, we’d like to share our 5 favourites with you. So, before we change our minds, and in reverse order, here they are:
The object of this genteel garden game is to hit your wooden ball through a succession of metal hoops in fewer shots than your opponents. Appealing to young and old alike, and especially those with a regal streak, croquet is the perfect pursuit for the ball-game-loving family, whose adult members are tired of hearing a football bouncing off the back wall or crashing against the wooden shed.
This children’s garden game combines the pleasures of the seaside with the convenience of the back yard. With its huge capacity, there’s plenty of space for all of your buckets and spades, whilst the protective lid ensures your sandcastles need never be washed away. Constructed from premium tongue and groove timber and with an excellent 10-year guarantee, this children’s sandpit will be a firm family favourite for many, many years to come.
Always fun, but sometimes frustrating, this wooden garden game is real heart-in-mouth stuff and incredibly addictive. The objective is to build a giant tower out of wooden blocks, but if said tower tumbles after you’ve placed your block… arhh, you lose! Unsurprisingly for a product sold by Shedstore, outdoor Jenga is made from premium timber and comes with a reassuring 1-year guarantee.
Based on the timeless classic, ‘Connect 4’, this garden game for kids might have simple rules but it also requires patience, strategy and a very keen eye. As the name suggests, the objective is to connect 4 of your coloured counters in a row, in any direction; the problem being that your opponent is trying to do exactly the same, first. Our own version is a giant outdoor game, which is sure to be a big hit with every member of your family.
The giant pieces and huge PVC board of our outdoor chess game bring a whole new dimension to the ‘Game of Kings’, which has narrowly been voted our favourite garden game. What’s more, if it looks like rain, there’s nothing to prevent you rolling out the board in your living room or conservatory. Once the kids have learnt the rules to this wonderful game, where luck is never involved, you won’t hear a peep out of them for hours.
We hope you enjoyed reading about our 5 favourite garden games. We’d love to know your own, so please don’t hesitate to leave a comment in the section below. And remember, if you’re looking for a great source of family fun, Shedstore stock a fantastic range of garden party games, garden games for adults and children’s garden games. We truly do have something for everyone, so please take a moment to look at our fantastic range of outdoor games.
* Prices as at 05/07/18